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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    D
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    B
Bethel University - Tennessee is ...
Private not-for-profit, Presbyterian
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Mid-South Conference
Address
325 Cherry Ave
McKenzie, TN 38201
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Bethel University - Tennessee Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
67%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
795-1060
ACT Range
17-22
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$14,583/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $14,635/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,916/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,908/ year
  • $76-110k
    $15,970/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,388/ year
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Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.31 responses
83%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.36 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.36 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,474Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
68%
Pell Grant
59%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Athletic or Music Scholarship recipiant
    26%
  • Full time parents and workers
    26%
  • Trying to make it.
    21%
  • Hard working
    16%
  • Dedicated
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
70%
Poll
45%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.33 responses
Poll
37%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.38 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • A community with every type of person.
    67%
  • A community that every person matters
    13%
  • Interactive
    13%
  • Talent
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
35%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
91%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.23 responses
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The main thing that I like about Bethel University is that since it is in a small town you get the small town feel which is one that I am used to. I really like all of the people here at Bethel. I have met some friends here that I know I will be friends with for a life-time. The overall schooling here at Bethel is manageable. I am very thankful that it is because I play football here and during the fall we are away traveling and so I miss class a lot on Fridays. The teachers here are only wanting the best for you, all of the classes that I have taken here have been made a lot better because of that teachers that taught them. Bethel is a place that if you were coming from a small town or school then you would do just fine with that adjustment factor.
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There are so many challenging, yet interesting classes. Most of the professors I've had are very passionate about their job, and they explain the material very well. The professors also work well with students who are in sports, band, and Renaissance. My most favorite part about Bethel is the students on campus. Everyone is pretty friendly and the students support and attend all of the sports events and musical events consistently. The school's population and campus is big enough where you can meet someone new everyday, yet be able to see many people you do know walking to class. I absolutely love this school!
My financial aid has gotten messed up a few times, and with Bethel being a private university, the tuition is higher than normal. I do not receive enough financial aid or scholarships for my tuition, so I am left taking out the maximum amount I can on loans and I still end up paying around $1,000 out of pocket. After paying for my school, I do not have enough money left over to purchase my books, which are necessary for the nursing program I am in.